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PlantFiles: Bulbine Lily, Golden Lily
Bulbine bulbosa

Family: Asphodelaceae (as-foh-del-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bulbine (BUL-bin-ee) (Info)
Species: bulbosa (bul-BOH-suh) (Info)


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive kennedyh On Oct 17, 2003, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

The bulbine Lily is an attractive lily, widespread in the eastern states of Australia. It has a bulb-like tuber and fleshy grass-like leaves and a tall flower spike with several bright yellow flowers in the spring. It is easily grown from seed and once established self-seeds freely. I have a spreading colony of plants in my garden.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Birmingham, Alabama
Spanish Fort, Alabama
Ferndale, California
Enid, Oklahoma
Austin, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Geronimo, Texas
Harlingen, Texas
Martindale, Texas
Victoria, Texas
Willis, Texas

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